【皈依 Taking refuge】佛陀是示道大师 Buddha is the great teacher of the path
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日常师父法语📡46A 08'15" ~ 09'05" 手抄稿第六册P181-L7
46A 08'15" ~ 09'05" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P181-L7
English Lamrim Vol 1 P192
【Taking refuge】- Buddha is the great teacher of the path
【for you have already gone to the Buddha for refuge and thereby uphold the teacher of the path as your refuge. The practice that conforms with this is actual reliance on the one who teaches the path to you. 】
This says why should you go to Buddha for refuge? That is because Buddha is the great teacher who has shown you the path. He is the great teacher of the path, meaning he is perfect without any flaws. Well then, you follow him to practice, “the practice that conforms with this.” We may not be able to find Buddha readily now. So, we find one who concords with Buddha. Who may that be? A teacher who can point to and teach us the perfect path would be the excellent teacher. Why should we rely on an excellent teacher? It is in order for us to understand the principles and then practice in accordance to the teachings.